Have you been inspired to try your hand at upholstery? If so, you can be sure that you’re not alone.
There are plenty of people who have at least one piece of furniture that could use a makeover. Maybe it’s a piece that hasn’t aged so well, something that has been inherited, or perhaps you’ve even bought a piece of furniture purely to turn it into a project.
No matter which applies to you, getting involved with upholstery can bring a huge sense of achievement.
What makes upholstery much easier is having the right tools. What makes it fun, and lacking in frustration, is having the right upholstery removal tools. Not sure what removal tools are or which ones you might need? Read on and let us explain.
The need for upholstery removal tools
You no doubt have an image in your mind of exactly how a certain piece of furniture is going to look. You know a little about upholstery and you have the skills, and the creative flair, to bring this piece back to life so that it can take pride of place in your home.
Perhaps you're even thinking of selling your creation on and turning a profit. The thing is before you get to breathe life back into the furniture, there’s a removal process to go through first.
You’re going to need at least the basics when it comes to removal tools to ensure that your piece is stripped down and ready to see your magic being worked. If you’re lacking in removal tools, your project is set to stall before it even gets started. Here’s a look at what you’ll need to keep that project moving:
When approaching an upholstery project, it’s far too easy to focus purely on the end project. It’s just as important to place the same amount of focus on the strip down phase. If you fail to prep your piece sufficiently, problems will come back and bite you further down the line.
What we have looked at the basic upholstery removal tools that you really should be adding to your kit. These will allow you to overcome the majority of issues that you face and ensure that your project is a success.
Customer Spotlight - Barons Furniture
Barons is a family-owned business with over 45 years’ experience in the contract furniture industry.
Contract furniture and furnishings refer to office or commercial furniture and furnishings, which are produced to fulfil the established industry requirements. Simply put, contract furniture is any furniture that is designed and manufactured for commercial installation in offices, waiting rooms, lobbies, and other public or high-use spaces.
We have been privileged to supply a number of tools to Barons, including some of the upholstery removal tools featured in this article.
Case Study: Lilycross Care Home
We were very proud to see that during COVID-19, Baron's had stepped up to help furnish Lilycross Care Home in Cheshire. This facility was re-purposed as a "step-down facility" to help ease the pressure on local hospitals caring for patients with COVID-19.
Lilycross Care Home was rushed to completion and the facility urgently required furniture and soft furnishings to get it ready for residents to use. Using the facility, patients recovering from COVID-19 and other life-threatening illnesses will be able to recuperate in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.
Barons work hard to fulfil customer requirements, and even during the challenging times COVID-19 presented to the industry they were able to supply and deliver furniture to Lilycross at short notice and with minimal lead times.
The pandemic reaffirmed hygiene as a consideration of paramount importance in any care setting. To help ensure the safety of staff and residents, the Barons furniture supplied to Lilycross featured both inherently antibacterial wood finishes and fabric.
As part of the refurbishment process, Barons supplied the Care Home with a range of modern and stylish furniture, for bedrooms, dining rooms and other high-use spaces with a lead time of only 10 days. These speedy lead times are only possible due to well organised manufacturing processes, experienced craftsmen and the right tools in hand.
If you have a small upholstery project, or large commercial upholstery business and want to discuss the tools you need, reach out to our experienced customer service team and they will be happy to assist you.
Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 123 1950.